Flutewise at Handcross Park (Full fess £377, deposit £30)

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Flutewise at Handcross Park (Full fess £377, deposit £30)

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I am delighted to announce a new venue for our residential courses - Handcross Park School, Handcross, Haywards Heath. I’ve been in countless schools, but I think I can happily say this is the loveliest I’ve ever come across! If you come to our course you can experience this wonderful environment with inspirational flute staff, you will have a great time and your flute playing skills will be given a huge boost.

We will be running our Easter course here from 6 to 9 April 2020.


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Our residential courses have been running for 30 years in a number of venues over the UK. This year we are holding our Easter course at Handcross Park School. It is a wonderful venue, very beautiful and with the advantage of us being ‘under one roof’ for our workshops, eating and sleeping. It is much like Hogwarts with an ultra modern dining room where I have been told we will enjoy scrumptious food.

The course is carefully designed with the individual in mind with the aim of improving performance skills. It is suitable for all keen flute players, whatever their standard of playing from the age of 8 years upwards (it is suggested that people under 10 attend a Flutewise day event before attending a residential course). People over 16 can apply for our Apprentice Scheme course

Details of staff on this course will rereleased soon, but parents can rest assured we have a very high staff to pupil ratio and all staff are experienced, trained and carefully vetted and are extremely inspirational. We have residential house staff and visiting day staff.

WHAT WE DO ON THE COURSE. A TYPICAL DAY MIGHT BE:

08.00Breakfast

09.00Warm up followed by massed ensemble playing

10.30Break

11.00Workshops

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Small ensemble groups and/or working with our pianist

15.00 Break

15.15 Outside game (Flutewise Rounders is famous!) or a walk

16.00 Concert (course members or staff or visiting guest)

17.00 Scale game (devised by Abbie Burrows – and, yes, everyone is more than willing to play their scales at this, or any, time of day if it is the Scale Game!)

18.00 Dinner

19.00 Concert (staff or visiting guest)

20.00 Game or other social activity

20.45 Bedtime concert

We aim to keep everyone very busy! There will be emphasis on this course to really improve your playing standard and confidence in performing.

All course members are encouraged to bring a piece of music they know really well and they have the opportunity to work on it with our pianist and a member of staff and then perform it in a student concert. This is an excellent way to build confidence.

The cost of the course is £377. This includes all tuition, accommodation, food and VAT where applicable. Bursaries may be available, please contact Liz Goodwin for details. A place can be reserved with a £30 deposit. The balance can be paid by bank transfer by 01/03/2020

Places are limited, early booking is advised.

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